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HoldyourfireAl
02-17-2010, 11:07 PM
http://holdyourfireal.smugmug.com/STATUE-TOY-and-OTHER-COMPANIES/Bowen-Designs/Sneak-FS/Mystique10/791044589_CC256-X2.jpg

quadcent
02-17-2010, 11:10 PM
wow, this piece is already all over the board.:lol

cool piece though, to bad it had to come out at roughly the sametime as the AH version. for those that want a smaller version i'm sure they'll be lining up for this one.

oh yeah the blue seems a bit on the light side to me..

daikkenaurora
02-17-2010, 11:24 PM
Face needs some work and the hair is a bit boring. Paint job is bad (hope its better for the production run). Base is cool. Statue is too similar to Sideshow's though.

Body is good. Backshot please.

IronLungs31
02-17-2010, 11:37 PM
Doesn't really look good at all to me.

Flint
02-18-2010, 12:06 AM
not for me

wookielovin
02-18-2010, 12:09 AM
looks ok...agreed face needs work

risingstar
02-18-2010, 06:14 AM
I like this era of Mystique. However, she looks too thin and lanky.
The pose looks rather uninspiring too.
Something is just off on the presentation.
Ultimately, it's just okay. However, is "just okay" good enough?

It seems BD pieces generally do better when SS hasn't released a version of its own.
The comparisons have already begun. I'm betting SS will finish ahead.

BD should have released this version years ago when there wasn't any competition.
It was also a time when fans appeared more apt to settle for average looking sculpts.

beachfox
02-18-2010, 07:07 AM
The blue looks too light to me... darker better. ;)

jinxx
02-18-2010, 09:01 AM
It looks good. But not great. I actually prefer the dress on this one over the AH! Mystique. That one just defies gravity and a wardrobe malfunction waiting to happen. Anyway, my only critique about this piece is that her eyes are too close together.:google

That's all...

jmarch
02-18-2010, 09:13 AM
I kind of like it but I agree the blue is a little too light. The AH one is far superior and bigger and probably cheaper price than what Bowen will be charging. seems like the minimum retail price on Bowen statues these days is $170.

JosephCPR
02-18-2010, 09:15 AM
This piece would have been nice 3-4 years ago...but certainly doesn't fit with today's standards anymore. Come on, even DC Direct Cover Girls are better sculpted and finished

derekrodneysim
02-18-2010, 09:23 AM
SS AH for me will be more than enough

daikkenaurora
02-18-2010, 10:19 AM
This piece would have been nice 3-4 years ago...but certainly doesn't fit with today's standards anymore. Come on, even DC Direct Cover Girls are better sculpted and finished


And I dont see this statue being worth $170.

risingstar
02-18-2010, 12:43 PM
The more I look at it, the more it looks like someone else dressed up as Mystique. Sometimes I truly wonder what sources are being used to design some of these sculpts.


This piece would have been nice 3-4 years ago...but certainly doesn't fit with today's standards anymore. Come on, even DC Direct Cover Girls are better sculpted and finished


I agree with you and have also expressed similar concerns. However, I don't believe this is the general consensus among most BD fans. Tastes truly are across the board. Some fans feel this Mystique is the ideal representation.

As long as BD doesn't have any real legitimate competition in this scale of sculpt, many "on the fence" fans will continue to settle for what's being produced even though some of them have expressed not being crazy about the piece. Some will buy it anyway because there's nothing else out there to display with their present collection of BD X-Men sculpts.

Captain Spidey
02-18-2010, 01:00 PM
Don't like the face. Wonder how many people would want to buy it, especially when Sideshow gave us such a beautiful Mystique.

daikkenaurora
02-18-2010, 01:57 PM
Don't like the face. Wonder how many people would want to buy it, especially when Sideshow gave us such a beautiful Mystique.

You'd be surprised. Maybe they should have gone with a similar face:

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1138/1035106715_11de704327.jpg?v=0

ink
02-18-2010, 02:01 PM
this is what we get from BD after all these years? :confused:

Flint
02-18-2010, 02:34 PM
This piece would have been nice 3-4 years ago...but certainly doesn't fit with today's standards anymore. Come on, even DC Direct Cover Girls are better sculpted and finished

Well said,the SS piece blows this away.